LIQUOR.COM — The 11 Best New Bars in Washington, D.C.: Fall 2017

Located in the trendy Manhattan Laundry building, Franklin Hall is already a bustling drinking destination, whether for large groups or rowdy happy hours. The bar brings the classic European beer hall vibe to D.C. In addition to the communal tables, there's also a huge bar top and spruced-up seating areas with leather couches. The bar features 20 taps showcasing a diverse selection that spans different styles, and while there's a local emphasis, craft beers from across the U.S. make the list.

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ZAGAT — Hottest Bars in DC

This beer-focused, watering hole, carved out of the historic Manhattan Laundry Building in the U Street Corridor, brings a self-service approach to the drinking scene, flanking its bar with ordering kiosks, and serving its creatively topped sausages and Frito pies from a walk-up window. Long wooden tables fill the exposed- brick, industrial space that's outfitted with salvaged artifacts and flea market finds. There are two lounges as well.

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DRAFT — Hot tables: 15 of the best seats in beer right now

This 5,600-square-foot newcomer isn’t your Opa’s beer hall, though tenets of the classic setup remain: namely, good food and big beers. A list of nationally representative beers is available mostly by the pint or liter (except for the high-octane stuff), which can be properly paired with grilled sausages such as spicy chorizo, Thai pork and kielbasa, available “naked” or “dressed.” Pro tip: The weekend breakfast tacos are worth getting out of bed for.

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BYT — First Look: Franklin Hall

You’ll most likely visit Franklin Hall for a birthday party. Or work party. Or after work happy hour. It’s a good option that benefits from its proximity to 14th and U without being stuck on 14th and U.

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